Hi! I'm Duane. I'm a writer & photographer living in New York City. Here are samplings of random thoughts & experiences, & things that inspire me. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or at my Website




NEWS: Space Shuttle Enterprise completes historic flyover of New York City on the back of a modified 747 before delivery to the intrepid museum. This is totally an actual photograph of what actually happened. 

You sort of had to be there.

(via curare)


— ECONOMY: Growth slows. (The New York Times)

— BOLDY GO: Enterprise lands in NYC. (The New York Times, Buzzfeed)

— BLAST OFF: Fly through space with NASA.  (NPR)

— OKINAWA: Half of the US Marines in Okinawa will leave after years of tense relations. (The Guardian, Stars and Stripes)

— BIN LADEN: Bin Laden family deported; anniversary of Osama’s death approaches. (NPR, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post)

— WAR CRIMINAL: Charles Taylor is convicted by international tribunal. (The BBC, Christian Science Monitor)

— WHAT? Obama got Bidened. (New York Magazine’s Daily Intel)

—WHAT WHAT? Obama’s too cool? (New York Magazine’s Daily Intel)

— LA RIOTS: It’s been 20 years since Los Angeles exploded. (TIME Magazine)

— HOLLYWOOD BANDIT: To many, he’s a hero. (The New York Times)

— HERITAGE: Mayans feel like strangers in a familiar land. (Al Jazeera)

— NON LETHAL WEAPONS: The military tests weapons that won’t kill you. (Wired’s Danger Room)

—WRITING: Tough love from “Papa.” (Flavorwire)


— FINAL FLIGHT: The Space Shuttle Discovery makes dramatic last flight before landing at its new home. (via: The Washington Post, The Daily Mail, The Daily Beast’s Cheat Sheet)
— SHAMEFUL: Nursing homes are still not ready for emergencies. (via: AARP)
— THE MORNING SHOWS: A very Good Morning at ABC News. (via: Entertainment Weekly’s Inside TV, New York Magazine’s Daily Intel)
— PULITZERS: 2012 winners are announced: (via: The Pulitzer Prizes)
— ID THEFTDumpster diving and info mining on the Upper East Side. (via: New York Post)
— DESPICABLE: UK gets its hands dirty in India. (via: The Guardian)
— WTF: Tupac resurrected at Coachella. (via: The Guardian’s Music Blog)
— REUNION: Man uses Google Earth to find his way home and to his mother. (via: ANE.NEWS.DAILY, Mashable)
— THE BOY WHO LIVESJ.K. Rowling is working on more than just her adult novel. (via: JKRowling.com, Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life, Little Brown)
— SMART TOT: A wee little Mensa member. (via: New York Magazine’s Daily Intel)
— PSYCHOLOGY: Your last name has messed you up. (via: Lifehacker, Huffington Post Business)
— SHAMELESS PLUG: Check out my photo blog. (via: Duane Tollison Photographs)